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Master of Pharmacy (with Honours) - MPharm (H) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A level Chemistry and one other science subject at grade B. Acceptable science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology, Computer Science, ICT.

Scottish Highers

Chemistry and one other science subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

including relevant science modules.

International Baccalaureate

Chemistry at grade 6 and one other science subject at grade 5 at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-153 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course will set you on the path to a career as a qualified pharmacist. It is accredited by the pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council, and has recently been redesigned to reflect the changing roles of pharmacists. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for success in this constantly evolving sector. The course content focuses on the different organ systems of the body, such as the cardiovascular system, and you will learn the chemistry, biology and pharmacy related to each one. This will enable you to apply information to patient care right from the first year. You will learn how the body works, how medicines affect it, and how these medicines are designed. We will provide you with information and techniques essential for work in pharmacy, including law, storage of medicines, processes for reducing errors, assessing prescriptions, and professional behaviour. Part of your final year will be spent working alongside internationally recognised researchers on a project of your choice.


Sample modules may include: • Medicines discovery, design, development and delivery • Delivering pharmacy services • Therapeutics and medicines optimisation: a journey through the GI tract • Pharmaceutical research and enquiry • Advanced clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice Check our website for more details of the course structure.

University of Reading

Wantage Hall

The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
354 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are health professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year — the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is a degree that tends to lead to jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and outcomes are improving again after a difficult time in the last few years. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate — if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, unemployment rates are below 1% and 95% of pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly in retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses - employment rates have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.
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